Cloud-based software, real-time data visualization and mobile apps have all created a new playing field for the food and beverage supply chain. These options provide enterprise-wide solutions that can improve the efficiency of operations, according to an article in the July Food Logistics.
While new systems are designed to make management tasks easier, decision makers now face the challenge of trying to decide among a myriad of software choices. Software experts say it is important to consider the business’s long-term growth strategy when selecting new tools.
Cloud-based systems allow companies the benefit of complex capabilities without having to invest in on-premise systems. Companies that need to scale operations quickly oftentimes find cloud-based systems helpful in accommodating future growth. They can give access to more functions, even for companies that historically have not had the resources to invest in highly complex systems. Cloud-based systems can also allow a high degree of customization.
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